Perodua has joined the fight against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic by contributing RM2 million to the National Disaster Management Agency’s (NADMA) COVID-19 fund.

In addition to the timely cash donation, the national carmaker has also donated 150 mattresses, 200 pillows, 105 boxes of mineral water, 15 industrial fans and 300 pairs of rubber boots to the Sungai Buloh Hospital – where majority of the COVID-19 patients are being treated.

The donation was presented to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at the Prime Minister’s Office earlier today, by Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad.

“This war against COVID-19 is our shared responsibility. The funds and items contributed by Perodua are part of our ongoing efforts to ensure Malaysia will recover as fast as it can,” said Dato’ Zainal.

The NADMA COVID-19 fund was set-up by the Prime Minister as an effort to aid Malaysians most vulnerable to the impact of the pandemic, in addition to purchasing equipment and supplies for the front liners in the fight against the virus outbreak.

“We thank the government for these measures. Perodua, in solidarity with all Malaysians, hopes this pandemic will be resolved in the shortest time and with minimal infections and fatalities. To those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19, we extend our sincere condolences,” Dato’ Zainal said.

“As for Perodua, we have also directed all our staff, the greater automotive supply chain and our authorised dealers to pay keen attention to their staff’s needs and welfare during this MCO,” he added.

Dato’ Zainal assures that they are monitoring the situation closely, and that the livelihoods such as wage, benefits and especially employment of all parties at Perodua will not be affected in this difficult time.

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